Federal mahogany Pembroke drop-leaf table hits $36,800 at Nadeau's Auction Gallery A lovely Federal mahogany Pembroke drop-leaf table, probably made in New York sometime between 1790-1810, sold for $36,800 at a two-day, two-session sale held Oct. 20-21 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery.
Stream, signed, 13 inches by 16 inches, rose to $4,830; an 18th century Windsor chair with fan back and writing arm with drawer set on bold turned legs hit $4,600; and a pair of circa-1830 table globes marked Donaldson Terrestrial and Celestial went for $4,313.
A Shirvan prayer rug, 3 feet 9 inches by 4 feet 7 inches, brought $4,255; a four-piece American rococo silver tea set signed W. Adams (N.Y., circa 1842) hammered for $3,910; a full-bodied running horse and jockey weathervane made of molded copper, circa 1900, coasted to $3,910; and a rooster weathervane with directionals with a full body in old gilt finish hit $3,450.
A pair of 18th century petal base candlesticks marked underneath E. Durnall, 9 inches tall, changed hands for $3,220; a Gorham 148-piece sterling silver flatware service for twelve, weighing 117.5 troy ounces, fetched $3,220; a Queen Anne walnut mirror with beveled glass and candle holder went for $3,186; and a large pewter tankard standing 12 inches tall brought $2,990.
The top two lots of the firearms and fishing reels session were an Ithaca Gun Company field grade shotgun, 410 gage, with side-by-side 26-inch barrels and showing engraved birds on each side of the receiver ($9,440); and an Armas Garbi model 103 William Larkin Moore shotgun, side-by-side, 16 gage, with hand-engraved rose and scroll and double triggers ($4,538).
Top firearm lots three-through-seven were all by Armas Garbi. They included a model 103 William Larkin Moore side-by-side shotgun ($4,130); a model 100 L. Moore side-by-side shotgun ($3,570); a model 101 William Larkin Moore shotgun ($3,509); a model 100 William Larkin Moore shotgun ($3,186); and a model 100 William Larkin Moore shotgun ($3,068).
Three firearms lots realized identical prices of $1,416. They were a Winchester model 70 bolt action rifle with quality engraving and gold inlay having a relief inlay of an elephant on the floor plate; a Winchester model 70 “Classic Featherweight” 7mm bolt action rifle with high relief inlay of a nude woman on the floor plate; and a Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 rifle scope.
Rounding out the firearms category, a Winchester model 70 Super Grade 7mm rifle with a custom exotic wood stock showing a gold nude figure on the floor plate hit the mark for $1,092; a Colt model 1903 semi-automatic .32 caliber pocket pistol with original box rang out at $1,089; and a Winchester model 70 300 Weatherby Magnum bolt action rifle breezed to $1,062.
“We weren't sure how this auction was going to be received, since it had two very distinct offerings on back-to-back days,” Mr. Nadeau commented, “but our existing client base and the many new faces in the room quickly allayed our fears by enthusiastically embracing both of the sessions. It confirmed our belief that when quality is offered, bidders will rise to the occasion.”
Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s next sale is slated for Dec. 1 and will feature contemporary furnishings, quality decorative accessories, estate silver and more. Then, the firm will conduct its big annual New Year’s